“I didn't learn to fly Blackhawk helicopters, go to war for this nation, nearly lose my life fighting for the rights enshrined in that Constitution I protected, only to come home and have those same rights stripped away from the next generation of girls”
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) May 10, 2022
Senator Duckworth, fuck you.
The bill she is supporting here is very liberal in allowing abortion as well as bring filled with a lot of Leftist gobbledygook about reproductive justice and how the US is so terrible to BIPOC and LGBT women.
Rather than laugh into the merits of the bill with an understanding that the vast majority of Americans support some restrictions on abortion (the old “safe, legal, and rare”), she browbeats people with “as a veteran.”
Her veteran status has fuck all nothing to do with if it’s appropriate for a woman to be able to kill her unborn child.
What does she expect me to do? Look at her and say “oh yes, absolutely, you served this country so I’m going to obsequiously defer to your superiority because I’m an unworthy civilian.”
“As a veteran” has come to mean absolutely nothing to me except as another identity that some people believe gives them special privileges.
Congratulations, the veteran card, like the race card, is overdrawn and I don’t give a shit about it anymore.